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British Mom Names Newborn Hashtag After Twitter Symbol
Hindustan Times ^ | November 29, 2012

Posted on 11/29/2012 4:31:05 PM PST by nickcarraway

This should trend: a mother has christened her baby girl Hashtag Jameson. However, instead of taking to Twitter, which spawned the now ubiquitous preface, the mother posted the announcement on Facebook, compounding her apparent #fail, the Daily Mail reported. Hashtags are used to

highlight keywords on microblogging site Twitter. While it is not clear whether the screenshot is a joke, the possibility that a child has been named hashtag still exists.

While some have considered that the little girl will grow up to be the living embodiment of the degradation of the English language, others have simply despaired for the mother, whose last name is Jameson.

The caption that accompanies the photo says: Hashtag Jameson was born at 10 o'clock last nite. She weys 8pounds and i luv her so much!!!!!! (sic)

The image has spread across the internet and been met with universal criticism.

In 2005, a Swedish couple named their baby boy Oliver Google Kai.

The news that there could be a child named after the word most associated with Twitter is reminiscent of the Israeli couple last year who named their girl after the Facebook 'Like' button.


TOPICS: Computers/Internet; Weird Stuff
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1 posted on 11/29/2012 4:31:07 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Why not call him “dirtbag” after one’s favorite politician?


2 posted on 11/29/2012 4:32:23 PM PST by Attention Surplus Disorder (This stuff we're going through now, this is nothing compared to the middle ages.)
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To: nickcarraway

“sic” doesn’t even begin to describe it.


3 posted on 11/29/2012 4:35:10 PM PST by Past Your Eyes (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it.)
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To: nickcarraway
In for a ¢, in for a #...
4 posted on 11/29/2012 4:46:46 PM PST by null and void (Knowledge increases exponentially, wisdom increases logarithmically.)
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To: nickcarraway
I think this is encouraging. I'm so sick of "commonplace" names like David, Susan and John. Frank Zappa had the right idea with Moon Unit and Dweezil. In my opinion, we need more names like that in the world.

If I could have my kids over again, I'd name them MP3 and Dot Com.

5 posted on 11/29/2012 4:51:43 PM PST by SamAdams76
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To: nickcarraway

How about Trending or Meme?


6 posted on 11/29/2012 4:55:41 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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Donate here!

It’s nearly Turkey destruction time ,again.
Let’s give Jim an early CHRISTmas and finish this thing! Eh?

7 posted on 11/29/2012 5:01:12 PM PST by moose07 (The truth will out, one day.)
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To: nickcarraway

If I had a red headed step-child, I’d call him ZOT. (you know I am totally kidding.. who would do that to an innocent child?!)


8 posted on 11/29/2012 5:01:12 PM PST by momtothree
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To: nickcarraway

Having an idiot mother does not bode well for the child.


9 posted on 11/29/2012 5:03:26 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: nickcarraway

No doubt, bullies will tease her in school by calling her Octothorpe.


10 posted on 11/29/2012 5:07:22 PM PST by Vroomfondel
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To: nickcarraway
Young "Hash" will be the most popular kid at parties.
11 posted on 11/29/2012 5:07:22 PM PST by x
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To: SamAdams76

Providing you are not joking I am with you. Not the tech names but I have awesome names for my kids. I have 7 girls and 2 boys.

We named our last daughter Pleiade after the constellation Pleiades. 7 sister stars. We have quite a few other “odd” names in the group also.


12 posted on 11/29/2012 5:12:33 PM PST by pennyfarmer (Your socialist beat our liberal AGAIN.)
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To: Vroomfondel

KEWL! I learned a new word today! Thanks!!!


13 posted on 11/29/2012 5:16:50 PM PST by null and void (Knowledge increases exponentially, wisdom increases logarithmically.)
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To: momtothree

Zot....

Years ago my young kids wanted a kitty...
I agreed unded one condition...I get to name it...

Took them a few years to figure out why I named him ...Zot


14 posted on 11/29/2012 5:25:13 PM PST by Popman
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To: nickcarraway

First name: Beef
Middle name: Hashtag
Last name: Brownie


15 posted on 11/29/2012 5:31:13 PM PST by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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To: Popman

I LOVE it!!!


16 posted on 11/29/2012 5:55:16 PM PST by momtothree
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To: nickcarraway

Sounds like a Palin name.


17 posted on 11/29/2012 6:01:20 PM PST by miserare
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To: miserare

Troublemaker!

lol


18 posted on 11/29/2012 6:08:36 PM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: nickcarraway

It reminds me of the ‘60s, when hippies would give their children natural type names, like Morning Star, or Sunflower, or Compost Heap.


19 posted on 11/29/2012 7:14:31 PM PST by sima_yi ( Reporting live from the far North)
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To: nickcarraway

Old saying: “If you want your daughter to grow up to be a ho, name her Destiny, Maizie, or Flossie.” Or, come to think of it, “.com.”


20 posted on 11/29/2012 7:51:28 PM PST by Erasmus (Zwischen des Teufels und des tiefen, blauen Meers)
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To: nickcarraway

People may shorten her name to “Hag”.


21 posted on 11/29/2012 9:42:28 PM PST by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: nickcarraway

Long before twitter there were and still are “The Hash House Harriers” a drinking club with a running problem. If you don’t no who they are look them up. The Okinawa HHH is the best in MHO. My hashtag is crackhead. And yes there is a story behind the name.


22 posted on 11/29/2012 11:00:31 PM PST by BBell (And Now for Something Completely Different)
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To: pennyfarmer
Providing you are not joking I am with you.

Not joking at all. I think an unusual and unique name gives you a leg up in this world. It helps you to stand out from the rest and well, make a name for yourself.

Elvis Costello; Sting; River Phoenix; Prince; Peyton Manning (and Eli); Enya; Sinead O'Connor; Prince; Axl Rose; Cher; etc.

I realize most of those people re-named themselves as adults but that just goes to prove my point. Having a unique name gets you noticed and remembered.

23 posted on 11/30/2012 7:16:27 PM PST by SamAdams76
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